Pink hearts and Megan Fox

pink heartThousands of teachers and other education professionals are wearing pink hearts to school today.  Why?  Because with schools across the country facing budget cuts, an estimated 300,000 educators may receive a pink slip by the end of this school year.  The American Federation of Teachers’ “Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips” campaign is drawing attention to the impact on students, schools and communities when drastic budget cuts result in layoffs.

One PTA in Los Angeles enlisted actress Megan Fox to create a funny—and pointed—video dramatizing the effects of budget cuts on California schools. Check it out:

We’re concerned, too. Quality education is crucial to our communities’ and nation’s future.  Without enough dedicated, professional teachers, support staff, and administrators, that future could be grim.

» Learn more about the “Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips” campaign
» Learn more about the “Say No to Cuts” video and campaign

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  3. Marlen Wears says:

    As an RN, I know the fight to just keep what you have, as a grandma, I want my grandkids to have the best, as the parent of a teacher, I am insulted by the cuts. WE MUST STOP THE CRAZYNESS NOW.

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